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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh
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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • The Sumburgh Head lighthouse and the scenic route to get there have a great experience: the view is from the rooftop terrace at various points of the road is superb, and gives an idea of the wild Ocean, with sheer cliffs and the show of waves crashing over them and on the rocks ... Along the way, flanking fields and nature, with wild rabbits and all sorts of birds that fly around ... In addition to the ubiquitous sheep! Should be a point of sight even of the famous Atlantic Puffin, but we didn't have the good fortune to meet. Overall, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Shetland.
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  • I really enjoyed the views and photographing the birds. To get here you'll have to cross the runway of the airport which is definitively an experience in itself :) 
  • brilliant location. saw loads of marine and land based wildlife from here. Really helpful and friendly staff. Nice café with great views and good coffee. Interesting exhibits etc.